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 2021-10-21 16:04 

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Minneapolis cop gets nearly 5 years in killing of 911 caller...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report a possible rape happening behind her home was sentenced Thursday to nearly five years in prison — the most the judge could impose ...

 2021-10-21 15:59 

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Billions in environmental justice funds hang in the balance...

Tens of billions of dollars for U.S. environmental justice initiatives originally proposed in a $3.5 trillion domestic spending package now hang in the balance as Democrats decide how to trim the bill down to $2 trillion. Investments in a wide range of th...

 2021-10-21 15:56 

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Unbeaten Bearcats put No. 2 ranking on the line at Navy...

Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell's unbeaten Bearcats handled their first two conference tests with ease. Up next is Navy — and although the Midshipmen aren't having a good season, they always present some challenges for whoever is preparing to ...

 2021-10-21 15:56 

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Vandy hosts Mississippi State trying to end 16-game SEC skid...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Vanderbilt Commodores are back home with the chance to show much they've learned from a missed opportunity. The Commodores blew a lead in the final minute with a chance to hand first-year coach Clark Lea his first Sou...

 2021-10-21 15:56 

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Virginia Tech, Syracuse both looking for much-needed victory...

Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente sounds envious when he talks about the challenge his struggling Hokies will face on Saturday against Syracuse. "This is a team that's found their identity," Fuente said of the Orange (3-4, 0-3 Atlantic Coast C...

 2021-10-21 15:56 

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Shackelford, Quinerly lead reigning SEC champ No. 14 Alabama...

While Alabama must replace the Southeastern Conference player of the year and an NBA draft lottery pick from its best team in decades, coach Nate Oats is hardly starting from scratch. Oats still enters his third season in Tuscaloosa with the preseason No....

 2021-10-21 15:55 

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Boosted by newcomers, Ole Miss hoping for more scoring...

Mississippi coach Kermit Davis is hoping a different style leads to more points, more possessions and more wins. The Rebels relied heavily on defense last season with one of the Southeastern Conference's stingiest and lowest scoring teams. The formula...

 2021-10-21 15:55 

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Reeling Miami set to host No. 18 NC State in ACC matchup...

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami has never gone through something quite like this. Back-to-back losses, each by three points or less, and both coming when the Hurricanes had the ball inside the opponents' red zone with a chance to tie or win the...

 2021-10-21 15:55 

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South Carolina, Martin want to be physical hoops team again...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Frank Martin has bounced back from the worst season of his career. He believes his Gamecocks are ready to do the same thing on the court. Martin had COVID-19 twice, including a stretch in January during the...

 2021-10-21 15:54 

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Yellow Jackets look to end losing streak vs surging Virginia...

Georgia Tech doesn't have much to show for its recent visits to Virginia. The Yellow Jackets have lost their last three games on Cavaliers' home field, and 12 of 14 since 1992. Coach Geoff Collins hopes that is about to change. Two weeks ago, the ...

 2021-10-21 15:54 

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Warmer welcome for WeWork 2 years later on Wall Street...

WeWork will become a publicly traded company Thursday after a spectacular collapse during its first attempt to do so two years ago. WeWork is emerging more than a year into a pandemic that closed millions of square feet off office space and the hope is th...

 2021-10-21 15:54 

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Williams, No. 3 Sooners visit struggling Kansas...

LAWRENCE, Kan (AP) — Caleb Williams is the starting quarterback at No. 3 Oklahoma. The freshman hopes to go out and be himself. Coach Lincoln Riley put Williams in two weeks ago against Texas and he led a comeback for a 55-48 victory. After replacin...

 2021-10-21 15:54 

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Moscow closing schools, many businesses as virus deaths soar...

MOSCOW (AP) — Restaurants, movie theaters and many retail stores in Moscow will be closed for 11 days starting Oct. 28, along with other new restrictions, officials said Thursday, as Russia recorded the highest numbers of coronavirus infections and ...

 2021-10-21 15:54 

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Ravens try for first 6-1 start when they host Bengals...

CINCINNATI (4-2) at BALTIMORE (5-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE: Ravens by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Bengals 3-3, Ravens 3-3. SERIES RECORD: Ravens lead series 27-23. LAST MEETING: Ravens beat Bengals 38-3 on Jan...

 2021-10-21 15:54 

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DeSantis to convene legislature to fight vaccine mandates...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday said he will call state lawmakers back to work early to pass legislation to combat coronavirus vaccine mandates enacted by businesses. The Republican governor said he will convene a spec...

 2021-10-21 15:54 

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Packers seek 6th straight win as they host Washington...

WASHINGTON (2-4) at GREEN BAY (5-1) Sunday, 1 p.m., EDT, Fox OPENING LINE: Packers by 8 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Washington 1-5; Packers 5-1. SERIES RECORD: Packers lead 21-16-1. LAST MEETING: Packers beat Washington 20-15...

 2021-10-21 15:54 

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Expert panel takes up complicated COVID-19 booster questions...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Influential government advisers are deciding Thursday how best to expand the nation's COVID-19 booster campaign, including whether and when it's OK to "mix and match" brands for the extra dose. The advisers to the C...

 2021-10-21 15:54 

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Goff, Lions face Stafford, Rams after making big QB trade...

DETROIT (0-6) at LOS ANGELES RAMS (5-1) Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE: Rams by 15 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Detroit 3-3, Los Angeles 4-2. SERIES RECORD: Rams lead 44-41-1. LAST MEETING: Rams beat Lions 30-16 on De...

 2021-10-21 15:53 

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Chiefs visit Titans in 1st showdown since AFC title game...

KANSAS CITY (3-3) at TENNESSEE (4-2) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE: Chiefs by 4 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Chiefs 2-4; Titans 4-2. SERIES RECORD: Chiefs lead 30-24. LAST MEETING: Chiefs beat Titans 35-24 on Jan. 19, 2...

 2021-10-21 14:54 

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German parties aim to have new chancellor in early December...

BERLIN (AP) — The three parties that hope to form Germany's new government said Thursday they aim to have the country's next chancellor in place in early December, but acknowledged that they face a complex task. The center-left Social Democr...

 2021-10-21 14:53 

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Dems' domestic plans popular, but reward by voters unassured...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divided Democrats struggling to enact President Joe Biden's domestic agenda are confronting one of Congress' cruelest conundrums: Your goals may be popular, but that doesn't ensure they'll become law or that voters ...

 2021-10-21 14:53 

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Stocks wobble as major indexes hover around record highs...

Stocks wobbled in morning trading on Wall Street Thursday, a day after approaching record highs set this summer. The S&P 500 index was relatively unchanged of 10:19 a.m. Eastern. The benchmark index is sitting just below the all-time high it reached on Se...

 2021-10-21 14:53 

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AAC adding 6: UAB, UTSA, FAU, Rice, North Texas, Charlotte...

The American Athletic Conference is adding UAB, Texas-San Antonio, Rice, North Texas, Charlotte and Florida Atlantic to the league, replacing three schools that are scheduled to depart for the Big 12 Conference and growing to 14 teams. The AAC announced t...

 2021-10-21 14:52 

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No. 10 Oregon getting healthy just in time for trip to UCLA...

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — When No. 10 Oregon's Kayvon Thibodeaux returned for the second half against California on Friday, the standout defensive end helped rally the team to a vital win with a goal line stand. The Ducks hope it might be an omen ...

 2021-10-21 14:52 

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No. 23 Pittsburgh looks to prove itself as Clemson visits...

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett didn't return to Pittsburgh for one last run to launch a dark horse Heisman Trophy campaign. Or to zoom past the likes of Hall of Famer Dan Marino in the school record books. Or to cash in on name, image and liken...

 2021-10-21 14:32 

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Tech leads stocks lower in early trading on Wall Street...

Stocks are off to a mostly lower start on Wall Street Thursday, a day after the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrials approached the record highs they set this summer. The S&P 500 was off 0.2% in the early going, and technology companies were weighing mos...

 2021-10-21 14:32 

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Syria executes 24 people over last year's deadly wildfires...

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria executed 24 people Thursday after charging them with igniting wildfires last year that left three people dead and burnt thousands of hectares (acres) of forests, the Justice Ministry said. Executions are common in war-to...

 2021-10-21 14:32 

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Volvo adds 195,000 vehicles to recall for dangerous air bags...

DETROIT (AP) — Volvo is recalling another 195,000 vehicles in the U.S. because the front driver's air bags could explode and send shrapnel into the cabin. It's the company's third U.S. recall for the issue with air bag inflators made by ...

 2021-10-21 14:31 

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Existing home sales surge as interest rates point higher...

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes bounced back in September to their strongest pace since January as worries about higher mortgage rates motivated buyers to get off the sidelines. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that existing home...

 2021-10-21 14:03 

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Rosamund Pike to narrate audiobook of 'The Eye of the World'...

NEW YORK (AP) — Rosamund Pike, who stars in the Amazon Prime Video series based on Robert Jordan's "The Wheel of Time" books, also took on the epic task of narrating the audio edition of the late author's fantasy classic "The Eye...

 2021-10-21 13:58 

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Ukraine hits all-time death record amid vaccine hesitancy...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Coronavirus infections and deaths in Ukraine surged to all-time highs Thursday amid a laggard pace of vaccination, with overall inoculations among the lowest in Europe. Ukrainian authorities reported 22,415 new confirmed infecti...

 2021-10-21 13:54 

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Union Pacific Q3 profit up 23% even with flat volume...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific hauled in 23% more profit in the third quarter even though the total number of shipments it delivered remained flat overall. The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad said Thursday that it made $1.67 billion, or $2.57 per s...

 2021-10-21 13:54 

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EU leaders seek to safeguard energy supplies as prices soar...

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders met Thursday to discuss ways to ease the pain of soaring energy bills for consumers, while seeking to safeguard energy supplies to the 27-nation bloc by speeding up the transition away from polluting fossil fue...

 2021-10-21 13:53 

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Rapper Young Thug sues over swiped bag that had cash, songs...

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper Young Thug said an apartment concierge let an unknown person take his Louis Vuitton bag holding about 200 unreleased songs and more than $100,000 worth of jewelry and cash. The performer's allegations are in a lawsu...

 2021-10-21 13:53 

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Inflation, Fed action set stage for higher mortgage rates...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mortgage rates have hovered near all-time lows for much of this year, even as inflation has increased sharply across much of the economy. That could begin to change in the weeks to come, now that the Federal Reserve has signaled i...

 2021-10-21 13:53 

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HBCU's Howard, Morgan State to play at NBA All-Star weekend...

Among those likely playing at the NBA All-Star weekend this season are Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Stephen Curry. Also playing at All-Star weekend: the men's teams from Howard and Morgan State. The NBA plans to generate exposure for historically Bl...

 2021-10-21 13:52 

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World Cup European playoff draw set for Nov. 26...

ZURICH (AP) — The playoff brackets to decide Europe's final three qualifiers for next year's World Cup will be drawn on Nov. 26, FIFA said Thursday. The 12-team playoffs will decide who joins the 10 European qualifying group winners at the W...

 2021-10-21 13:31 

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Turkish lira drops to new low after harsh interest rate cut...

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish lira plunged to a record low against the U.S. dollar Thursday after a harsher-than-expected cut in interest rates. The decision by the Central Bank's monetary committee to cut the rate from 18% to 16% surprised analys...

 2021-10-21 13:31 

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Romanian president nominates former army general as premier...

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president on Thursday nominated a former army general to be prime minister in the latest effort to end a political crisis amid a coronavirus surge that is stretching the country's health care system to cap...

 2021-10-21 12:59 

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Greece: Striking hospital staff hold protest in Athens...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of Greek state hospital workers marched Thursday through central Athens as part of a 24-hour strike to protest staff shortages and compulsory coronavirus vaccinations. About 500 protesters demonstrated in the center of...

 2021-10-21 12:58 

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Moscow to shut shops, schools as COVID-19 deaths soar...

MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Moscow on Thursday announced plans to shut restaurants, cinemas and non-food stores and introduce other restrictions later this month, as Russia registered the highest daily numbers of new coronavirus infections and deat...

 2021-10-21 12:53 

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Two years later, WeWork attempts debut No 2...

WeWork will become a publicly traded company Thursday after a spectacular collapse during its first attempt to do so two years ago. WeWork is emerging more than a year into a pandemic that closed millions of square feet off office space and the hope is th...

 2021-10-21 12:53 

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US unemployment claims fall to new pandemic low of 290,000...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to a new low point since the pandemic erupted, evidence that layoffs are declining as companies hold onto workers. Unemployment claims dropped 6,000 to 290,0...

 2021-10-21 12:32 

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Accidental shot from Chicago officer wounds 2 other police...

LYONS, Ill. (AP) — An officer accidentally fired his handgun during a struggle while police were making arrests in suburban Chicago, wounding two other officers, authorities said. Chicago officers spotted a car Wednesday night that was tied to homic...

 2021-10-21 12:31 

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UK police charge 25-year-old man with lawmaker's murder...

LONDON (AP) — A man has been charged with murder and preparing acts of terrorism in the stabbing of a Conservative lawmaker who was killed as he met constituents at a church hall last week Authorities say a 25-year-old British man with Somali herita...

 2021-10-21 12:31 

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Facebook says it will pay French publishers for news content...

PARIS (AP) — Facebook said Thursday that it has struck a deal with a group of French publishers to pay for links to their news stories that are shared by people on the social network. The company says it inked the licensing agreement with the Allian...

 2021-10-21 12:03 

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Former Greek PM Papandreou seeks political comeback...

Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou says he will seek the leadership of the once-powerful Socialist party founded by his father, the late politician Andreas Papandreou, in an effort to revive its popularity that plummeted during a recent financi...

 2021-10-21 11:53 

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Passenger revenue soars at Southwest despite hit from virus...

DALLAS (AP) — Passenger revenue almost tripled and Southwest Airlines posted a smaller loss that most had expected, despite slowing air traffic in the third quarter with the spread of the delta variant. Net income was $446 million, or 73 cents per s...

 2021-10-21 11:53 

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American Airlines posts $169 million profit on taxpayer help...

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is reporting a third-quarter profit of $169 million after collecting nearly $1 billion in federal pandemic aid, and it expects big crowds and more flights during the upcoming holidays. The airline felt the ...

 2021-10-21 11:32 

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NATO weighs Afghan lessons in waging major ops abroad...

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers are weighing Thursday what lessons to draw from the almost two-decade-long military mission in Afghanistan, including whether the world's biggest security organization should even undertake major operations...

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